Boston College DT B.J. Raji
mikvogel with the pick...
Seattle addressed it's most glaring need by signing TJ (my favorite TV Commercial) Houshmandzadeh in Free Agency. They also snuck in and swung a less-publicized deal which helped shore up their D-Line. Colin Cole won't sell a ton of jerseys like the aforementioned TJ, but his girth will bring some stability to the much criticized D-Line.
That said, there's no reason to put a band-aid on a sucking chest wound and call it fixed. The Seattle D-line couldn't stop a wet fart in 2008 and the addition of Cole will help, but won't solve the problem.
Enter the #4 pick BJ Raji from Boston College.
He's 340 lbs. of mean. He lead the nation with 16 tackles for loss and 8 sacks last year. He was the most dominant D-lineman at Senior Bowl and blasted 33 reps off the bench at the Combine. He brings immediate help to the D-line and gives the Seahawk LB's and secondary a much needed opportunity to perform up to their potential.
Previous pick: OT Eugene Monroe
Read more about B.J. Raji on Arrowhead Pride here.
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As a Chiefs fan, I have an unnatural aversion to picking defensive linemen (heck, defensive players) this high in the draft and Raji is no exception for me this year. He sat out the '07 season because of academic issues. He also received a Senior Bowl/Combine bump IMO, which for me throws his draft position up in the air.
Even with my concerns, I didn't see the guy play and I can't make really any informed judgment about him. Those who have seen him play, chime in and help the rest of us.
|1||Detroit Lions - UCrawford||LB Aaron Curry||Weds. March 10th|
|2||St. Louis Rams - Lanier63||OT Jason Smith||Monday, March 16th|
|3||Kansas City Chiefs - TonyG88||OT Eugene Monroe||Monday, March 16th|
|4||Seattle Seahawks - mikvogel||DT B.J. Raji
||Tuesday, March 17th|
|5||Cleveland Browns - HIV2Elway||Tuesday, March 17th|
|6||Cincinnati Bengals - mistamic||Weds., March 18th|
|7||Oakland Raiders - mushin||Weds., March 18th|
|8||Jacksonville Jaguars - DThomasReigns||Thursday, March 19th|
|9||Green Bay Packers - JasonM||Thursday, March 19th|
|10||San Francisco 49ers - Harry Feltersnatch||Friday, March 20th|
|11||Buffalo Bills - ArrowDread||Friday, March 20th|
|12||Denver Broncos - Keyser Sose||Monday, March 23rd|
|13||Washington Redskins - Official Arrowhead Pride Parade||Monday, March 23rd|
|14||New Orleans Saints - cmpotter||Tuesday, March 24th|
|15||Houston Texans - ChiefsDude||Tuesday, March 24th|
|16||San Diego Chargers - Helmets||Weds., March 25th|
|17||New York Jets - NJChief||Weds., March 25th|
|18||Chicago Bears - Holmeslice||Thursday, March 26th|
|19||Tampa Bay Buccaneers - madtheory||Thursday, March 26th|
|20||Detroit Lions (from Dallas) - UCrawford||Friday, March 27th|
|21||Philadelphia Eagles - Chiefsfan717||Friday, March 27th|
|22||Minnesota Vikings - kcsno56||Monday, March 30th|
|23||New England Patriots - connerman||Monday, March 30th|
|24||Atlanta Falcons - RedNose||Tuesday, March 31st|
|25||Miami Dolphins - shraggyj||Tuesday, March 31st|
|26||Baltimore Ravens - Ben S||Weds., April 1st|
|27||Indianapolis Colts - craig in calgary||Weds., April 1st|
|28||Philadelphia Eagles (from Carolina) - Chiefsfan717||Thursday, April 2nd|
|29||New York Giants - ChiefsFan90s||Thursday, April 2nd|
|30||Tennessee Titans - Lvl.99||Friday, April 3rd|
|31||Arizona Cardinals - THE_TRUTH||Friday, April 3rd|
|32||Pittsburgh Steelers - McWhirt33||Monday, April 6th|